Palestine refugees learn to cope with disabilities through EU-funded UNRWA programmes
12 May 2016
Palestine refugees in Syria continue to face colossal hardship due to protracted conflict and multiple displacements. Among them, Palestine refugees living with disabilities are even more vulnerable.
In Syria, persons with disabilities are struggling to access the level of care and services they require. The UNRWA relief and social services disability care programme, funded by the European Union (EU), supports about 900 refugees across Syria through 12 Community-Based Rehabilitation Centres.
The European Union has consistently supported resilience-building programmes for Palestine refugees in Syria. Over the last three years, the EU has provided EUR 23.2 million (US$ 31.5 million) to fund the Agency’s activities in Syria, with a portion of the funding focused on support to persons with injuries and disabilities.
The generous and solid partnership between UNRWA and the EU has played a vital role in bolstering the resilience of Palestine refugees in Syria.